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Explore Australia & New Zealand

from

$8799

Days

23

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Sydney

Arrive at any time.

Day 1
Sydney Opera House

Day 2

Sydney

Enjoy a traditional Aboriginal welcome and a walkabout around The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour to learn the history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage and their spiritual connection to the area. In the afternoon, board a private vessel and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner. While navigating the bays and coves, sit back and enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Day 2
Opera House at Night

Day 3

Sydney/Port Douglas

Fly to Cairns then travel up the coastal road to Mossman Gorge. Take an interpretive walk with a local Aboriginal guide and learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques in the Daintree Rainforest. Continue on to the resort in Port Douglas, our home for the next two nights.

Day 3
Daintree Hiking
Day 3
Flora in Daintree National Park

Day 4

Port Douglas

Enjoy the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets and enjoy the beach.

Day 5

Port Douglas/Cairns

Return to the tropical city of Cairns. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the James Cook University research aquarium, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grant recipient Dr Jamie Seymour. Enjoy a private tour of the facility and get an up close look at some of these marvelous creatures. We'll also hear about the latest research from Jamie or one of his colleagues.

Day 5
James Cook University Research Aquarium

Day 6

Cairns

Enjoy a free day to relax at the beach. Opt to explore North Queensland’s tropical rainforests or get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

Day 7

Cairns/Uluru

Catch a flight to Uluru. Visit the cultural centre and learn about ancient beliefs and traditions portrayed in art, food, and music before witnessing an incredible sunset with a glass of bubbly.

Day 7
Uluru Sunset

Day 8

Uluru

Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. Continue on with a guided Mala Walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insight into its significance to the local Aboriginal people. Later, take a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park and view the beautiful red-domed rock formations. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 8
Uluru at Sunrise
Day 8
Guided Mala Walk the base at Uluru

Day 9

Uluru/Melbourne

Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night.

Day 10

Melbourne

Enjoy a full free day in Melbourne. Opt to visit wineries, explore the Great Ocean Road, or discover hidden gems in the city's famous laneways.

Day 10
The Great Ocean Road

Day 11

Melbourne

Go on a guided foodie walk through the laneways of Melbourne with a local author and culinary storyteller for a three-course progressive lunch. Later, enjoy free time to explore Melbourne.

Day 12

Melbourne/Auckland

Fly to Auckland, New Zealand and enjoy free time in the city.

Day 12
Sky Tower in Aukland

Day 13

Auckland

Enjoy a morning orientation walk before catching a ferry to Waiheke Island. Visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country while sampling some of the local blends, of course.

Day 13
Aukland Harbour Bridge

Day 14

Auckland/Rotorua

Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you'll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls.

Day 15

Rotorua

Enjoy a free day in Rotorua which sits over an active geothermal zone with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools. Opt to visit one of the geothermal sites, or go whitewater rafting. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society). After, watch an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.

Day 15
Geothermal, Multi-Coloured Pools
Day 15
Māori Culture

Day 16

Rotorua/Christchurch

Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. This afternoon, meet with a local expert and explore lesser-known paths around Christchurch on a unique walking tour of the city.

Day 16
Christchurch

Day 17

Christchurch/Franz Josef

Enjoy one of the world’s great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand's glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.

Day 18

Franz Josef

Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt for a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in hot pools among stunning scenery.

Day 18
Helicopter Hiking

Day 19

Franz Josef/Queenstown

Take a stunning scenic drive through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown.

Day 20

Queenstown/Fiordland National Park

Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins, with the option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins (seasonal) with time to relax on deck and stargaze.

Day 20
Cruise the Fiordland

Day 21

Fiordland National Park/Queenstown

Enjoy early morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown.

Day 22

Queenstown

Enjoy a free day to explore on your own, visit a winery, or cruise on a historic steamship. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Opt to go bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, paragliding, or mountain biking. This evening enjoy a gondola ride with spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape.

Day 22
Bungee Jumping
Queenstown Skyline
Lake Wakatipu
Milford Sound

Day 23

Queenstown

Depart at any time.

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Explore Australia & New Zealand

from

$8799

Days

23

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
  • Overview
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Itinerary

Day 1

Sydney

Arrive at any time.

Day 1
Sydney Opera House

Day 2

Sydney

Enjoy a traditional Aboriginal welcome and a walkabout around The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour to learn the history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage and their spiritual connection to the area. In the afternoon, board a private vessel and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner. While navigating the bays and coves, sit back and enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Day 2
Opera House at Night

Day 3

Sydney/port Douglas

Fly to Cairns then travel up the coastal road to Mossman Gorge. Take an interpretive walk with a local Aboriginal guide and learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques in the Daintree Rainforest. Continue on to the resort in Port Douglas, our home for the next two nights.

Day 3
Daintree Hiking
Day 3
Flora in Daintree National Park

Day 4

Port Douglas

Enjoy the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets and enjoy the beach.

Day 5

Port Douglas/cairns

Return to the tropical city of Cairns. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the James Cook University research aquarium, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grant recipient Dr Jamie Seymour. Enjoy a private tour of the facility and get an up close look at some of these marvelous creatures. We'll also hear about the latest research from Jamie or one of his colleagues.

Day 5
James Cook University Research Aquarium

Day 6

Cairns

Enjoy a free day to relax at the beach. Opt to explore North Queensland’s tropical rainforests or get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

Day 7

Cairns/uluru

Catch a flight to Uluru. Visit the cultural centre and learn about ancient beliefs and traditions portrayed in art, food, and music before witnessing an incredible sunset with a glass of bubbly.

Day 7
Uluru Sunset

Day 8

Uluru

Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. Continue on with a guided Mala Walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insight into its significance to the local Aboriginal people. Later, take a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park and view the beautiful red-domed rock formations. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 8
Uluru at Sunrise
Day 8
Guided Mala Walk the base at Uluru

Day 9

Uluru/melbourne

Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night.

Day 10

Melbourne

Enjoy a full free day in Melbourne. Opt to visit wineries, explore the Great Ocean Road, or discover hidden gems in the city's famous laneways.

Day 10
The Great Ocean Road

Day 11

Melbourne

Go on a guided foodie walk through the laneways of Melbourne with a local author and culinary storyteller for a three-course progressive lunch. Later, enjoy free time to explore Melbourne.

Day 12

Melbourne/auckland

Fly to Auckland, New Zealand and enjoy free time in the city.

Day 12
Sky Tower in Aukland

Day 13

Auckland

Enjoy a morning orientation walk before catching a ferry to Waiheke Island. Visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country while sampling some of the local blends, of course.

Day 13
Aukland Harbour Bridge

Day 14

Auckland/rotorua

Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you'll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls.

Day 15

Rotorua

Enjoy a free day in Rotorua which sits over an active geothermal zone with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools. Opt to visit one of the geothermal sites, or go whitewater rafting. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society). After, watch an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.

Day 15
Geothermal, Multi-Coloured Pools
Day 15
Māori Culture

Day 16

Rotorua/christchurch

Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. This afternoon, meet with a local expert and explore lesser-known paths around Christchurch on a unique walking tour of the city.

Day 16
Christchurch

Day 17

Christchurch/franz Josef

Enjoy one of the world’s great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand's glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.

Day 18

Franz Josef

Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt for a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in hot pools among stunning scenery.

Day 18
Helicopter Hiking

Day 19

Franz Josef/queenstown

Take a stunning scenic drive through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown.

Day 20

Queenstown/fiordland National Park

Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins, with the option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins (seasonal) with time to relax on deck and stargaze.

Day 20
Cruise the Fiordland

Day 21

Fiordland National Park/queenstown

Enjoy early morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown.

Day 22

Queenstown

Enjoy a free day to explore on your own, visit a winery, or cruise on a historic steamship. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Opt to go bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, paragliding, or mountain biking. This evening enjoy a gondola ride with spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape.

Day 22
Bungee Jumping
Queenstown Skyline
Lake Wakatipu
Milford Sound

Day 23

Queenstown

Depart at any time.